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Woman Bites Diner Inside Peter Luger Steakhouse, Police Say

By Gwynne Hogan | July 10, 2017 3:52pm
 The incident happened during Sunday lunch, police said.
The incident happened during Sunday lunch, police said.
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WILLIAMSBURG — Forget rare — this woman wanted her meat live. 

A woman eating lunch inside the famed Peter Luger Steakhouse at 178 Broadway on Sunday afternoon was bitten on the right forearm by another woman in an attack that was apparently unprovoked, police said.

Police turned up at the historic South Williamsburg steakhouse, known for its juicy cuts and signature sauce, responding to a call for help at 4:10 p.m., but the 50-year-old victim refused medical attention and no arrests were made.

It wasn't immediately clear why the attacker, who police noted didn't know her chomping victim, decided to dine on the other woman.

Dan Turtel, a fourth-generation member of the Forman Family, which runs the steakhouse, said they weren't in their offices when the incident occurred.

"We're not really sure what happened," he said.